FIFA, the governing physique of world soccer, introduced on Sunday the dates for the seven World Cup 26 matches that might be held at Gillette Stadium that features a quarterfinal sport.
There might be 14 nationwide groups that may take the pitch from between June 13 and July 9, 2026 as a part of World Cup 26 in Boston. The first 5 dates concerned Group Stage matches and the sixth on Monday, June 29, might be within the Round of 32. The quarterfinal spherical might be performed on Thursday, July 9.
“Today mark an exciting moment as the FIFA World Cup returns to Boston with seven matches played in Boston,” mentioned Mike Loynd, President of Boston Soccer 26. “We have an unprecedented opportunity to bring our community together in celebration of the world’s most popular sport.”
The World Cup 26 event, in its totality, will include 104 matches involving 48 nationwide groups in 16 host cities within the United States, Canada, and Mexico.
The FIFA World Cup might be performed out for the fourth time within the United States and the second within the males’s competitors. FIFA introduced the ladies’s World Cup to the United States in 1999 and 2003.
Boston was a bunch metropolis in 1994 with six matches performed on the previous Foxboro Stadium. The spotlight of the meet was within the quarterfinal spherical when eventual runner-up Italy defeated Spain, 2-1, to earn a spot within the semifinals. There had been 53.400 followers packed into the previous barn on Route 1 for the sport.
The recognition of the 1994 World Cup, that performed at venues throughout the United States, aided within the creation of Major League Soccer, which went on-line in 1996. The New England Revolution are an authentic MLS franchise.
“We are ecstatic with today’s news that Greater Boston will be hosting seven FIFA World Cup matches in the summer of 2026,” mentioned Martha Sheridan, President & CEO of Meet Boston.
“This is the most iconic and impactful sporting event on the planet, putting our destination on the global stage while injecting hundreds of millions of dollars into our regional visitor economy.”
Kraft Sports & Entertainment has been increasing Gillette Stadium’s use as a sports activities venue past internet hosting New England Patriots and Revolution dwelling video games. Gillette Stadium made faculty soccer historical past on Dec. 9 when it hosted the 124th Army-Navy sport earlier than a sold-out crowd. It was the primary Army Navy sport to be performed in Massachusetts and third exterior the Mid-Atlantic area.
“Massachusetts is thrilled to welcome the many thousands of fans and visitors from around the world to our great state in the summer of 2026 for a truly unforgettable event,” mentioned Mass. Governor Maura Healey, who was additionally concerned with the Army-Navy sport.